Spring cleaning with Green Works®


I’ve talked before about my tendency to do “winter cleaning” instead of spring cleaning and the weather lately really proved my point.  Ottawa had gorgeous, sunny, summer weather for a week and we were out every day for hours at various playgrounds and backyards, soaking up every moment we could.  Then winter came back and I had a good look around my house and realized I’d better get my act together!  When my package of Green Works® cleaners arrived I knew I had no more excuses.

I hate to admit it, but I’m a bit of a procrastinator.  If I have to get out one cleaner for my tile floor (kitchen and entry/powder room), one for my hardwood, one for windows, one for stainless steel, one for wood…I just don’t end up doing any of it.  I need cleaners that multitask and let me get as much cleaning done in the shortest amount of time.  Ashlyn loves to ‘help’ me clean so I also want to make sure that the products I use can clean powerfully without harsh chemical fumes, and with Rowan crawling around and occasionally licking the floors I need no residue!

Some of the big selling features of Green Works® are:

  • Green Works® products are made with plant- and mineral-based cleaning ingredients. These ingredients are biodegradable and are naturally derived.
  • Green Works® products are not tested on animals.
  • Green Works® products are acknowledged by the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment program (you can read more about what this means here)

So far I have tested out a number of Green Works® products in our home.  The dilutable multi-purpose cleaner did a great job on both my tile and my hardwood with no sticky residue.  The bathroom cleaner and toilet bowl cleaner both have a light, pleasant scent – very important when you’re working in a small, enclosed space! – and did the job I needed them to do.

I’m most impressed with the glass and surface cleaner and all-purpose cleaner.  I’ve purchased a ‘natural’ glass cleaner in the past and had to throw it out because I could not get a streak-free clean.  When I saw that the Green Works® glass and surface cleaner is also recommended to use on stainless steel I was sold.  It cleaned my windows and oven door with no streaking and no harsh fumes.  The  Green Works® all-purpose cleaner has taken up residence in my kitchen.  One spray bottle can clean my stainless steel appliances, my counters, my table, my sink and I even sprayed a bit on a cloth to do a quick once-over on my dark wood furniture in the adjoining family room!

You can find the Green Works® line of cleaners at Walmart, Sobey’s, London Drugs and other retailers across Canada.

Disclosure – I am participating in the Green Works program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of The Clorox Company of Canada Ltd.


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266 Comments on Spring cleaning with Green Works®

  1. Andrea B
    April 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM (6 years ago)

    I have not yet tried Green Works, yet. I’d like to try the Free & Clear laundry detergent.
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  2. Dionne B.
    April 13, 2012 at 6:37 PM (6 years ago)

    I’s like to try the all-purpose cleaner.

  3. renee
    April 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM (6 years ago)

    I would like to try the all purpose cleaner.

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  4. Maegan Morin
    April 14, 2012 at 12:57 AM (6 years ago)

    My favorite Green Works product is their toilet bowl cleaner! I just cant get over how well it works!

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